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Digital disruption has evolved the world of fashion beyond the realms of Paris runways and glossy magazines. Today, Fashion Tech is an emerging industry that includes wearable devices, digital threads, and technology platforms.
Whether it’s through online purchasing in the supply chain, the manufacturing process with 3D printing, or auxiliary services such as virtual sizing, technology has evolved a businesses’ touch points with customers in the world of fashion.
To ensure that companies are able to create positive digital experiences, employing Service Design principles can help connect the customer, design, and manufacturing of a product more seamlessly.
At our panel, Digital Threads 2: Service Design in Fashion, we’ll explore:
How and why Service Design is becoming involved in the Fashion industry
Examples of Service Design in fashion
The effects of data and digital analysis in helping increase customer satisfaction
Creating a sustainable product lifestyle through smart supply chains
How the Sharing Economy is introducing the possibility of new consumption models
Georgina is passionate about solutions that mine expertise from the people who are closest a problem. Focused on adding value by deeply understanding organisations and the people who run/ buy from them, her business Design Applied is bringing human centred design to the boardroom. Georgina has a retail background and is passionate about customer care.
Founder of Ethi
Jimmy is the founder of Ethi, an online sustainable lifestyle marketplace built on EMPATHY values. With over 40 brands and thousands of products to shop for, Ethi is one of the largest online shopping destinations for sustainable fashion and lifestyle in the world. Jimmy is also the founder of Syncio, a real-time inventory sync app that allows online stores to cross-sell products with each other in a few clicks. Syncio is part of this year’s MAP18 cohort. Prior to his entrepreneurial journey, Jimmy worked as a management consultant at KPMG.
Noon Van Der Slik
AI Engineer at Silverpond
Noon is a creative engineer working at the intersection of technology and fashion. He is passionate about enhancing creative practices with technology, and enabling new modes of creativity. During the day he works at Silverpond on AI/deep learning systems across many different industries, the rest of the time he is either collaborating on interesting projects or looking for collaborators!
Founder of Independent Fashion Advisory Board
Saskia Fairfull is the Founder of the Independent Fashion Advisory Board. Through her work with IFAB, she helps fashion businesses be more than just clothes on a rack or stock in a warehouse. The board’s expert advisory members and mentors work with fashion and retail businesses and startup, helping future-proof their brand and connect with resources best suited to their objectives.
CEO & Co-founder of Lustr
Angela and her team run Lustr, an online marketplace where shoppers get matched to independent Australian fashion designers that suit their style and values.
As an investment banker turned fashion stylist and creative director, Angela became frustrated by the difficulties faced by independent designers in growing their businesses and understanding their target customers. Lustr was founded to bridge the disconnect, by providing shoppers with a fun and easy way to discover and support Australia’s burgeoning fashion talent. Lustr is proud of its productive partnerships with the Australian Fashion Council and 50 Australian labels.